Frenchman's Bar Regional Park
This lush 120-acre regional park is located on the Columbia River about two miles west of Vancouver Lake Park. It was dedicated in 1997 and features a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. A 2.5 mile trail connects the park to Vancouver Lake Regional Park.
- 2 shelters
- 9 barbecue grills
- 34 picnic tables
- 2 pieces of playground equipment
- 2 drinking fountains
- 5 restrooms
- 2.79 miles of gravel/dirt path - Trail map
- 220 parking spaces, plus 15 disabled parking stalls
Clark County charges parking fees year-round at Frenchman's Bar Regional Park. Daily parking fees are:
- $2 for motorcycles
- $3 for cars
- $6 for cars with trailers
- $8 for buses or motor homes
These are parking fees, not entrance fees. There is no charge for people who walk or bicycle into Frenchman's Bar Regional Park.
Daily parking fees will be collected at fee booths, typically from May 1 through Sept. 30 and during busy off-season events. Fee booth attendants will accept cash, debit cards, Visa and MasterCard. (No checks, Discover or American Express cards).
When fee booths are not staffed, park users will need to use self-pay stations. Only cash is accepted at self-pay stations.
Under Clark County Code, parking a vehicle without paying the required daily fee or displaying a valid parking pass could result in a $40 fine.
Frequent park users can save money by purchasing annual parking passes, which are valid at the four regional parks charging parking fees: Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park, Lewisville Regional Park, Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond and Vancouver Lake Regional Park.
For 2018, annual parking passes cost $30. Go to the parking fees webpage for information on how to purchase annual parking passes.
Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park has two reservable picnic shelters.
Langsdorf Landing shelter can seat 50 people and rents for $75 a day. The shelter has six picnic tables and garbage cans.
Riverview shelter can seat 100 people and rents for $150 a day. One-half of the shelter can be rented for $75 a day. Each half of the Riverview shelter has six picnic tables, a charcoal barbecue grill, a sink with cold running water, a prep surface, electrical outlets and garbage cans.
Other portions of the park may be available for weddings and other events with an approved special use permit. Air-inflated “bounce houses” are allowed with approved special use permits, but dunk tanks are not.
Swimming is not recommended at Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park because of steep drop-offs and swift currents in the Columbia River. There are no lifeguards on duty. Park users who swim in the river do so at their own risk. Parents are urged to be vigilant watching children near the water. In addition, no personal watercraft may access the beach for any reason, including docking or loading and unloading people.
Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park has eight sand volleyball courts. Nets are typically up between May 15 and September 15. The sand courts can be reserved by the hour or by the day for a fee.
7 am to dusk
For more information on Frenchman's Bar Regional Park, watch this video from April 2011.